Cherry blossoms, Sushi, Chopsticks, Anime, Origami, Tokyo tower and how can I forget to list on the cartoons and manga series like Crayon Shinchan and Doraemon that are popular among all ages and are loved all around the world, to be honest, these are all the terms that come to my mind when I think about Japan and have majorly been a result of the visuals we have been used to watching.
Usually when backpacking to Japan, travelers and tourists tend to miss out Osaka and its unique aura as it is usually undermined and sublimes in the shadows of the capital Tokyo.
Osaka is situated near the Kansai region that is roughly around the port area and the shores of the Honshu Island, Japan.
Kyoto, Wakayama and Nara bound this place from North, South and East respectively, wherein the West lays the seaside.
Best season to visit
This place happens to be a destination that can be traveled all around the year, in all the seasons, but it would be recommended to come here around the fall season that is usually around the months of October and November wherein you can catch some more glimpses of how the years goes on around the second largest metropolitan of Japan. The MUST on the list that we all relate to Japan are cherry blossoms which can be paid a visit around the spring season that is around March and May when the temperature and climate is perfect for the bloom and travel.
Food in Osaka
The few of the food items that seem to represent the food options available in Osaka are Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Fugu, Yakiniku and Kushikatsu wherein the average budget for food every day as a traveler can be managed decently in ¥5000 if cheap places and chains are considered.
The few places that should be visited when around Osaka are- Osaka castle, Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi, Kuromon Ichiba Market, Shinsekai, Hozenji, Shitennoji, Umeda sky building and the Universal studio Osaka!
Always make sure that you stay around the Midosuji subway line as it is the transport route that can get you anywhere and few of the best accommodation hubs are Kita, Minami, and Honmachi, Shin-Osaka, Tennoji and the Osaka Castle area.